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7 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship

Breaking up isn’t just for romantic partners—here’s how to know if it’s time to cut ties.

The Best Cities for Walking Your Dog

Places to put your pup’s best paw forward.

14 Signs You're in a Healthy Relationship

No, you don’t necessarily need to have everything in common.

How to Love the Hard-to-Love People in Your Life

You know who they are. The needy friend. The bothersome great-aunt. Teenagers (yours sometimes, everyone else’s all the time). These aren’t people you can cut out of your life. So how do you foster some affection for trying people? Start with these strategies.

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

10 Dinnertime Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.

6 Snow Day Accessories

Scooters, sleds, shoes, and more: these toys will make your next snow day fly by.

What Your Birth Order Says About Your Personality

Why do the stereotypes exist? And are you a match for yours? Here’s how to find out.

How to Recover From Emotional Exhaustion

A big fight. Or a day of parenting fails. Or maybe (yay!) an engagement. No matter the high or low from the day before, it can be hard to wake up and carry on as usual. So don’t. Here is some expert advice on how to react, restart, or return to earth after an emotional event. Ready? Let’s rise—and shine.

5 Times It’s Hard to Say No (And How to Do It Anyway)

Chances are, you’ll find common ground—and useful lessons—in the following scenarios from Real Simple readers and staff.